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Watch this before you switch on Masterchef: The reality of reality TV

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With the return of Australia’s favourite reality television franchise last Sunday night and the animated reactions of this season’s aspiring ‘Masterchefs’ (most especially as Adriano Zumbo unveiled his latest challenging desert), I was reminded of the following 2007 clip by English satirist Charlie Brooker.

Taken from his popular BBC program Screenwipe, which reviews current shows and features commentary on how television is produced, this excerpt on editing demonstrates how ‘reality’ television can capture so much human interaction, often on a tiny budget.

In other words, it pulls the curtain on how reality television can be used to tell a story that is often far from reality. (It also features a clip from Monty Python, which scores Brooker extra points in my book.)

UPDATE [15/11/2011]: Watching The Apprentice this week, we were reminded of this clip again. Talk about timeless! We hope you enjoy it. Again.

Reality Television Exposed

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